Context Menu Over ListCtrl Question

Tony C. <>
Wed, 09 Dec 2009 23:19:23 -0600

  I have a list control usually with several entries.
I am trying to implement a context menu that will either
delete the selected entry or clear all the entries.

My main problem is that I can create the context menu and it comes up,
but it comes up everywhere on the form and I want it to come up only
when right clicked over the listview.

(And then I have to check if and which item is selected ...)

The code I'm using seems to work anywhere on the dialog. How can
I limit the popup menu to only work when over the list control?

Thanks very much...

Tony C.

code used so far:
void CAstroCalcVC1Dlg::OnNMRClickList1(NMHDR *pNMHDR, LRESULT

    CMenu menu;
    CMenu* pPopup = menu.GetSubMenu(0);

    int selected = m_list.GetNextItem(-1,LVNI_SELECTED);

    if(selected <0) {

    RECT rect;
    CPoint mousepos;
    pPopup->TrackPopupMenu(NULL,mousepos.x,mousepos.y, this);

    *pResult = 0;



void CAstroCalcVC1Dlg::OnContextMenu(CWnd* pWnd, CPoint point)
    // TODO: Add your message handler code here

    CMenu mnuPopup;

    // Get a pointer to the button
    CListCtrl *pLV;
    pLV = reinterpret_cast<CListCtrl *>(GetDlgItem(IDC_LIST1));

    CRect rectLV;

    // Get a pointer to the first item of the menu
    CMenu *mnuPopupMenu = mnuPopup.GetSubMenu(0);

    // Find out if the user right-clicked the listctrl
    // because we are interested only in the listctrl
    if( rectLV.PtInRect(point) ) // Since the user right-clicked
the button, display the context menu
    mnuPopupMenu->TrackPopupMenu(TPM_LEFTALIGN | TPM_RIGHTBUTTON,
point.x, point.y, this);


==>>Neither one works such the the popup comes up only over the list
control ...

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